I emailed the League, at Ria's suggestion via PM, and got this response:
I am sorry to hear your .net email has been targeted and understand how
aggravating this can be. However, the reason you are receiving these
emails is because the sender has not been flagged as a known spammer. I
would also like to point out this is not specific to your ARRL.net email
address. Phishing and spamming emails are known tactics for people and
organizations looking to obtain personal information. I would first
(http://www.arrl.org/privacy-policy) where section 2 states what data is
shared and with who we share it. So, just as the USPS doesn’t open your
mail, we do not look at the contents of an email forwarded through our
Second, there are many ways phishing, spamming, or junk email senders
could have gotten their hands on your email address. Here are some of
the more common ways they do;
• Compromised Email (You or someone you have emailed had their inbox
compromised in one way or another and your address was there.)
• Mailing Lists (Signing up for some promotions allows those companies
to distribute your email address for a revenue kick back.)
• Trojans or Adware (These two are very common and collect data on your
system, sending it back out to the developer.)
Your options going forward would be to either; immediately delete emails
you’ve received from a sender you do not recognize or to cease using the
ARRL.net email forwarding service.
Regards / 73
Liz H Karpiej KA1DTU
Member Services Representative
ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio®
225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111-1400 USA
Tel: Toll Free (US) 1-888-277-5289 or (860) 594-0200
FAX: (860) 594-0303
web: www.arrl.org email: email@example.com
On 6/28/2019 8:03 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
(Un)fortunately the league does have spam filters for forwards.
Sometimes things get caught in them that shouldn’t be. It’s not a
comprehensive filter from what I’ve seen. It’s pretty basic.
That said, I still list my email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> and
email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> addresses for public listings.
On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 9:49 PM Sterling Mann <email@example.com
I got a barrage as well but my gmail spam filter has caught all of it.
Since it's a public email address I expect to receive lots of spam
have my email rules set up to manage it well. I'd rather it be in my
control rather than ARRL because several @yahoo email domains
get caught in spam, and I want to see that in my own spam folder
than have them block it before I ever see it.
On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 8:34 AM Barry <firstname.lastname@example.org
> In the last few days, I've gotten a ton of spam sent to my
> arrl.net <http://arrl.net>. Anybody else getting this? Should I
contact someone at arrl
> about this?
> Barry W2UP
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